Fall news…

e56a1831-ae3c-4c05-b8b9-15d3047083d2.jpegFacebook Group:
If you’d like to stay up to date on practice times and Mysore classes at our place in Woodstock then please join the new Ashtanga Yoga Woodstock facebook group. We have self practice and/or Mysore classes a few early mornings a week, including weekends. To be a part of the group please click “join group” after clicking on the link above.

Intro to Ashtanga Series:
Jacquelyn has been teaching an Intro to Ashtanga series from 7:30 – 8:30 PM on Thursday nights at The Yoga House (midtown location). If you’re new to Ashtanga or new to yoga then this is a great place to start.   She has a new series beginning in January.  Visit The Yoga House for more information.

Led Classes:
If you’re looking for led Ashtanga classes then check out The Yoga House in Kingston.

Beginning Tuesday, November 7th I’ll be teaching a weekly led primary class at the uptown location from 5:45 – 7:15 PM.

Jacquelyn teaches 2 led primary classes
Thursday nights 5:45 – 7:15 at The Yoga House (midtown location)
Sunday mornings* 8 AM – 9:30 AM at The Yoga House (midtown location).

3 led classes per week in Kingston, people! Plus 3 – 4 days of either Mysore style or self practice if you join the Facebook Group.

*I’ll be subbing the Sunday morning led primary class at The Yoga House on Sunday, November 5th

I hope you’re all happy and well and enjoying this lovely October.

Mysore Style/(Led Class as needed) Ashtanga Yoga Class: Beginning this Friday at 6 AM.

Mysore Style/(Led Class as needed) Ashtanga Yoga: Fridays at 6 AM.

Self Practice (with help where you need it): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 6 AM – 7:30 AM:

Please call or text 9 1 7 – 7 9 7 – 8 2 7 2 the night before coming (by 8:30 PM).

No charge for self practice.  Friday classes are offered by donation.  Suggested donation $10 – 20.

 

Please contact Kathy by 8:30 PM the night before if you plan on coming.  She can be reached at 9 1 7 – 7 9 7 – 8 2 7 2 or email info@ashtangayogawoodstock.com

Private instruction in Ashtanga Yoga and lifestyle coaching can also be arranged with Laura Olson.

Back to Mornings: Schedule Update

peanuts sunrise sunsetThe evening experiment was fun while it lasted but I’m just too tired to practice when I get home from work every day!

So we are back to mornings for self practice with assitance where needed on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  6:30 AM – 8 AM.  

 

Please contact me if you plan on coming.

 

Best,

Kathy

Spring/summer Schedule Update 

No practice on new or full moon days.  

Mysore classes are suspended for the time being.

Self Practice (with help where you need it): 

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 

6 PM – 8 PM 

Private instruction in Ashtanga Yoga and lifestyle coaching can also be arranged with Laura Olson.

 

New Beginnings

Happy spring to you all…

I have just returned from a fantastic week of yoga practice and surfing with our teacher, Christine Hoar, on the Osa Peninsula.  It was wonderful waking up to the sun rising over the Pacific, the bizarre growl of howler monkeys and the squawking of parrots. It’s a very noisy place! Early morning surf sessions before practice made my arms and shoulders sore and tired but they sure do wake you up like nothing else.  

Spring is the season of new beginnings: 

We are incredibly grateful to Barbara Boris and Woodstock Yoga for hosting us over the last six months but for a variety of personal reasons we’ve decided to move the Ashtanga program back to our private studio at 15 Chipmunk Lane (off of Zena Rd) as of tomorrow for the time being.  

Mysore classes will be held:   Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6:30 AM – 8 AM.

Students new to the Ashtanga practice or who don’t have the series committed to memory should come at 7 AM.

Self practice:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 AM – 8 AM.

Hope to see you soon!

Om Namah Shivaya.

Kathy (and Laura)

 

Life Lessons from a Kindergartener

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Everything I need to know about yoga (and life) I learned from my kindergartener.  

The other night my soon-to-be-six year old daughter Ruthie was asking me to teach her some yoga poses while we were playing in the living room.   Every time she’d try to touch her head to the floor in prasarita padottanasana (the wide-legged forward bend you see above) she would tumble over.  After the fifth or sixth time doing this she hopped up and exclaimed, “why am I so good at somersaulting?!”

If only we could all find so much joy in our challenges and struggles.

On this day of giving thanks and indulgence and family and cooking and washing dishes, may we all find one little potential struggle or frustration we can turn on its head to find joy instead.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kathy

This Ritual Will Change Your Life

This ritual will change your life.

We know it’s hard. It’s hard to get up in the morning. It’s hard to get motivated to start a new routine. It’s hard to carve out time for yourself.

But what if you anchored your day with a ritual that could transform your life?

We’re here to help you make it happen with a fundamentals workshop, regular classes, and private instruction.

Come learn more at the Ashtanga Fundamentals workshop next Saturday, October 8th from 1:30-3:30 pm at Woodstock Yoga. The cost is $40 (10% discount for Woodstock Yoga Center members).

In this 2-hour workshop, Laura Olson will introduce you to the history and tradition of Ashtanga. You will explore the primary series, learn how to create a lifestyle that supports a regular practice, and there will be time for questions. This workshop is open to all who are Ashtanga curious, including beginners! Sign up.

Regular classes for new and experienced students are held Monday – Thursday mornings from 6:30 AM – 8 AM at Woodstock Yoga. Private instruction in Ashtanga Yoga and one-on-one lifestyle coaching with Laura is also available by appointment. For more information contact Laura.

Led Ashtanga Classes Begin Saturday

Led classes begin this Saturday
Led Classes Begin This Saturday with Laura Olson!

During led classes, students are guided in unison through the postures of the primary series of Ashtanga yoga, and provided with options for poses that may prove challenging. The focus is on the meditative flow of breath and movement (Vinyasa) as well as transitions, sequence of postures, and form. The pace is dynamic and steady. Led classes are suggested for all students in order to reinforce the proper practice of coordinating breath and movement and correct vinyasa. No experience in Ashtanga necessary!

Schedule of Classes beginning this Saturday of Labor Day Weekend:

Saturday 8:15 AM – 9:30 AMLed Primary Ashtanga Yoga atWoodstock Yoga

Monday – Thursday 6:30 AM – 8 AM: Mysore style Ashtanga Yoga at Woodstock Yoga.

Laura will also be teaching an Ashtanga Fundamentals workshop on October 8th that will sweep you up in the energetic spirit of Ashtanga Yoga. In this 2-hour workshop Laura will introduce you to the history and tradition of Ashtanga Yoga. We’ll delve into tristhana–breath, dristi and asana; deconstruct sun salutations, and vinyasa — the grounding force of the practice –then explore the primary series, leaving time for questions and answers. This workshop is open to all! .

Please note that there will be no Ashtanga classes on new and full moon days. The next new moon will be observed on Friday, September 2nd. The next full moon will be on Friday, September 16th.

We hope to see you soon! And please remember to like Woodstock Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga Woodstock on Facebook. Click on the fs below and then click “like”. :).

Kathy

www.ashtangayogawoodstock.com

Beginner’s Welcome!

Beginner’s welcome

atha yoga-anushasanam.

Dear friends,

अथ योगानुशासनम् atha yoga-anushasanam is the first of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. There is much to be said by scholars on the exact interpretation and meaning of this sutra but the gist of it is this: Now begins instruction in yoga.

There is no time like the present and it is the only time we ever have so let’s spend it wisely. Yoga helps us to connect to the present moment and realize our true nature. Our breath is a powerful yet subtle force that we explore deeply in the Ashtanga practice. The more you explore it the more interesting it becomes.

We are starting our first full week at Woodstock Yoga this Monday! Mysore classes will be held Monday through Thursday from 6:30 AM – 8 AM. Sunday Mysore classes will remain at our home studio for the time being.

There is a Chinese proverb that states, The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now. And so it is true for beginning a regular yoga practice. But especially right now, while we only have a handful of students, it is the perfect time to get started if you are new to Ashtanga as you will get plenty of one-on-one attention. Beginners welcome!

Led classes will be added to the schedule on Saturdays beginning Labor Day weekend. And on October 8th Laura will be teaching a workshop at Woodstock Yoga that will sweep you up in the energetic spirit of Ashtanga. In this 2-hour workshop Laura will introduce you to the history and tradition of Ashtanga Yoga. You’ll delve into tristhana–breath, dristi and asana; deconstruct sun salutes and vinyasa- the grounding force of the practice — and then explore the primary series, leaving time for questions and answers. This class will be open to all who are Ashtanga curious!

Schedule for August 21st – August 27th:

Sunday 10 AM – 12 PM: Mysore style Ashtanga Yoga at our home studio 15 Chipmunk Lane, Woodstock, NY Please call or text 917-797-8272 if you will be coming to the home studio.

Monday – Thursday 6:30 AM – 8 AM: Mysore style Ashtanga Yoga at Woodstock Yoga.

There will be no Ashtanga classes on new and full moon days. The new moon will be on Thursday, September 1st.

We hope to see you soon! And don’t forget to like Woodstock Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga Woodstock on Facebook. Click on the fs below :).

Kathy

www.ashtangayogawoodstock.com